Veteran Bay Area spaz-poppers Deerhoof recorded their new album La Isla Bonita live in a garage over one week. God Mode label head Nick Sylvester (who is, full disclosure, my friend) recorded it, and it has a bit more melody and a bit less berserk skronk pyrotechnics than a lot of other Deerhoof records. But this is still very much a Deerhoof album, and the past decade and a half of this band has probably already let you know whether this is something you need in your life. We’ve posted the early tracks “Exit Only,” “Paradise Girls,” and “Last Fad,” and now you can hear the full album at NPR.
La Isla Bonita is out 11/4 on Polyvinyl.